congenital heart defects

Second gene linked with specific congenital heart defects identified


April 30th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): A study conducted by Nationwide Children's Hospital has found that a gene known to be important in cardiac development has been newly associated with congenital heart malformations that ... Read more...

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Study: Smoking during pregnancy may cause heart problems in babies


March 8th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Babies born to women who smoked in the first trimester of their pregnancy may have as much as 70 percent increased risk of developing heart problems.Researchers ... Read more...

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Smoking early in pregnancy linked to risk of heart defects in infants


March 1st, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, March 1 (ANI): A new study has found that maternal cigarette smoking in the first trimester was associated with a 20 to 70 percent greater likelihood that a baby would ... Read more...

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Smoking during pregnancy may cause heart defects in infants


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) Children born to pregnant women who have been smoking in the first three months of their pregnancy may suffer from heart defects, a study has found.The study conducted ... Read more...

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Gene linked to congenital heart defect found


December 7th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 7 (ANI): New treatment for congenital heart defects may be on its way as Princeton researchers have identified the gene that can cause the birth defect.The newly discovered gene, called ... Read more...

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For ailing Afghan kids, a healing touch from India (Feature)


September 12th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Suhas Munshi New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Quietly, India has been helping mend Afghan hearts. With hundreds of children in war-torn Afghanistan dying of congenital heart disease every year, many are now ... Read more...

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Pregnant mum’s high-fat diet ‘bad for baby’s heart’


July 7th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): A pregnant mother's diet could be inadvertently putting the health of her offspring at risk through her genes, says a new study.Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for ... Read more...

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Folate could prevent alcohol-induced congenital heart defects in mice


May 25th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): High levels of the B-vitamin folate (folic acid) could prevent heart birth defects induced by alcohol exposure in early pregnancy, a condition known as foetal alcohol syndrome, according ... Read more...

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Proteins that regulate early embryonic development identified


May 13th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): American scientists analysing the chromosome 22q.11 deletion syndrome have identified proteins that play a key role in early embryonic development.Though the findings of the research do not currently ... Read more...

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Improving treatment and averting heart failure in kids


April 24th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Experts are finding new strategies to improve treatment of, and ultimately to rapidly identify and prevent, the congenital cardiovascular defects and the subsequent damage acquired after birth that ... Read more...

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Genes work in tandem to regulate early heart development


January 13th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): In a genetic study, researchers have found that a particular gene, called Gata5, acts in concert with a related gene to regulate early heart development in animals.The study, ... Read more...

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Gene linked to congenital heart defects identified


December 18th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A new gene, ETS-1, that is linked to human congenital heart defects has been identified.The study, by researchers from the UC San Diego, School of Medicine and colleagues, ... Read more...

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New tool may help assist pediatric heart surgery


November 28th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): Scientists from University of California, San Diego and Stanford University have developed a novel tool that may help surgeons plan for a life-saving operation called the "Fontan" surgery, ... Read more...

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Growth factor that can reverse heart-attack damage identified


July 24th, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have taken a major step towards regenerating heart tissue after a heart attack, in patients with heart failure, or in children with congenital ... Read more...

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Scientists find new way to fix a broken heart


July 24th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24 (ANI): A new way to mend damage to the heart has been found by scientists.The boffins have devised a method to coax heart muscle cells into re-entering the cell ... Read more...

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Folic acid ‘prevents congenital heart defects’


May 15th, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 15 (ANI): While fortifying grain products with folic acid has been found to be effective in preventing neural tube defects in Canada, scientists have now found that this form of ... Read more...

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Scaffolds may soon help heal broken hearts


November 3rd, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new technique that may one day help in mending damaged heart tissues.The team has developed a ... Read more...

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Repairing defective hearts with tissue engineering


November 3rd, 2008 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 3 (IANS) Damaged heart tissues could be mended in future with the help of a scaffold developed by MIT and Harvard researchers. The idea is that living heart cells or ... Read more...

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Court rejects plea to abort foetus with heart defects (Lead)


August 4th, 2008 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 4 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Monday rejected a plea by a Mumbai couple seeking to abort their 25-week unborn child who was found to have congenital heart defects - ... Read more...

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Proteins that help develop mammalian hearts identified


May 17th, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 17 (ANI): Two proteins, called GATA4 and GATA6, in mammalian embryos play a key role in the development of a healthy heart, according to researchers at the Medical ... Read more...

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